Richard Mewha

RICHARD MEWHA: El Presidente

HOMELAND: Southend UK

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Quality, color, minimal, wearable

INSPIRATIONS: My wife and family, desire to learn and connect with people, to travel

MUSIC: Beirut, The National, Bon Iver, Toro y moi,The Black Keys

BOOKS: DH Lawrence, Steinbeck, Hemmingway, Dickens

MOVIES/TV: 3:10 to Yuma, Once Upon a Time in the West, Young Frankenstein

PLAYTIME: Soccer, skiing, golf, travel,scuba, cotes du rhone/brunello

SURPRISE: Provence in the summer


Rick Nelson

RICK NELSON: Vice President

HOMELAND: Kansas City, MO

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Comfort, quality, reflect personal style

INSPIRATIONS: My family, helping others, at the end of this life, for someone to say, I made an impression on their life

MUSIC: Being an ex-DJ, I enjoy all genres with the exception of rap

BOOKS: John Grisham

MOVIES/TV: One Flew Over the Cookoo's Next, Shawshank's Redemption

PLAYTIME: Grandkids, watching sports and playing golf; traveling

SURPRISE: Spending quality time with my family


Claudio Arena

CLAUDIO ARENA: Partner Extraordinaire

HOMELAND: Firenze, Italy

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Minimalist, shapes, color, wearable, quality

INSPIRATIONS: Travel, different cultures and people, food, wine

MUSIC: Air, Thievery Corporation, Moby, Royksopp, The XX, Bob Marley, The Beatles & Led Zepplin

BOOKS: Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Zafon

MOVIES/TV: Cinema Paradiso, Mediterraneo, Il Postino, Life is Beautiful

PLAYTIME: Cycling, trail running, hiking, skiing, cooking, IPA and Sassicia

SURPRISE: I love the sun


Louis J L Fullagar

LOUIS J L FULLAGAR: Media Manager; Key Accounts

HOMELAND: Melbourne Australia

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: The ultimate accessory to define your personal style

INSPIRATIONS: My family, loyal friends, creative people, success

MUSIC: Tom Waits, Bryan Ferry, The Waterboys, Nick Cave, Rolling Stones

BOOKS: Max Barry, Tim Winton, Jack Higgins... history, design, and music

MOVIES/TV: Lawrence of Arabia, Mad Max, Rock'n'Rolla, Justified, Rockwiz

PLAYTIME: Australian rules football, guitar, harmonica, vintage motorcycles

SURPRISE: A full house for the football at the MCG in Melbourne!


Dan Martin

DAN MARTIN: West Coast Sales

HOMELAND: New Jersey... you got a problem wit dat!?! ;-)

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Fit, function and fashion

INSPIRATIONS: The good in people, my family and friends

MUSIC: Eclectic! Everything! (not big on rap)

BOOKS: The Boys In The Boat, The Professor and the Mad Man, history

MOVIES/TV: Too many to list, Fav's Michael Collins, Modern Family, Top Gear

PLAYTIME: Travel, landscape design, art, history, biking, cars, motorcycles, the outdoors, food, wine

SURPRISE: Love BBQin'


Darrell Sell

DARRELL SELL: Midwest Sales

HOMELAND: Stanley, Kansas

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Functional, Flattering and Fun.. the 3 F's of optical

INSPIRATIONS: My wife and family

MUSIC: I enjoy all types, but mostly classic rock. love bands of the 80's

BOOKS: Can't read...lol.. I must admit I am not much of a reader

MOVIES/TV: Breakfast Club, Ferris Buelers Day Off, Forrest Gump; comedys

PLAYTIME: My dogs, fishing, dirtbikes, any motorsports...did I mention fishing?

SURPRISE: Enjoy meeting new people; seeing the world


Joey Diekman

JOEY DIEKMAN: Netherlands Sales

HOMELAND: Little village in the eastern side of Holland

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Clean and/or Impressive

INSPIRATIONS: Optomistic people that surprise you, our lovely son, and my fantastic wife

MUSIC: Motown, Atlantic, Rolling Stones, CCR, Paolo Nufini, Boxen Rebellion, Ben Howard, Moby, St. Germain, Coldplay

BOOKS: Biographies and books that make you reflect yourself and your surroundings

MOVIES/TV: Most movies with Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey

PLAYTIME: Music, nature, running, and of course family and friends

SURPRISE: Can throw bottles like Tom Cruise in Cocktail


Peter Robinson

PETER ROBINSON: UK Sales

HOMELAND: Ely, Cambridgeshire

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Quality, comfort, color and confidence

INSPIRATIONS: Family, friends and interesting people

MUSIC: The Stones, The Who, Giuseppe Verdi

BOOKS: John Grisham: The Rainmaker

MOVIES/TV: The Usual Suspects, Bourne Identity, CSI and Spooks

PLAYTIME: Traveling, cars, beer, wine and bourbon (not at the same time!)

SURPRISE: Cuban cigars—I won't tell how I get them...


Daisuke Sekimoto

DAISUKE SEKIMOTO: Japan Sales

HOMELAND: Tokyo, Japan

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Color, lightweight, medium funkiness

INSPIRATIONS: Friends and family, travel, books, pray

MUSIC: Folk, country, reggae, soul, jazz, classical, okay, all music...

BOOKS: Hohoko Asami, Nobuyuki Kume

MOVIES/TV: Tim Burton

PLAYTIME: Skating, watching sports, cleaning house

SURPRISE: Love to eat and drink!


Mark Klema

MARK KLEMA: Happiness maker and shipping expert

HOMELAND: Kansas City, MO.

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Quality and color

INSPIRATIONS: Travel, family, meeting new people

MUSIC: Everything to whatever the moment calls for

BOOKS: Wild at Heart, John Eldridge

MOVIES/TV: Departed, No Country for Old Men, How I Met Your Mother

PLAYTIME: Watching, coaching and playing sports, playing cards and going to the lake

SURPRISE: Love being with family and friends


Amanda Hernandez

AMANDA HERNANDEZ: Happiness Maker

HOMELAND: Missouri

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Quality and two-toned color

INSPIRATIONS: My husband, family and missions

MUSIC: K Love, Air One, Chris Tomlin

BOOKS: The Shack, Same Kind of Different as Me, Karen Kingsbury, Ted Dekker

MOVIES/TV: Comedies, HGTV and Food Network

PLAYTIME: I enjoy traveling... especially to Nicaragua (hint to Richard...), reading and walks

SURPRISE: Love Sundays


Carrie Brigham

CARRIE BRIGHAM: Happiness Maker

HOMELAND: California

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Wear Bevel

INSPIRATIONS: My family and my kids are my inspirations.

MUSIC: I like everything but opera and new country, and I LOVE show tunes!

BOOKS: My favorite books to read are biographies.

MOVIES/TV: So many to name! I love to show my kids the classics from my childhood.

PLAYTIME: I love traveling and going to great restaurants with my husband.

SURPRISE: Kansas City Royals Fanatic


Dave Gonzalez

DAVE GONZALEZ: Office Manager (the grown up)

HOMELAND: Argentina

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Eyewear should be an extension of your personality

INSPIRATIONS: God, of course

MUSIC: Christian Contemporary

BOOKS: The Bible

MOVIES/TV: Radio, The Blind Side, The Greatest Game Ever Played

PLAYTIME: Golf, travel

SURPRISE: 18 holes without a bogey!


Damon Nelson

DAMON NELSON: Operations manager

HOMELAND: Kansas City, MO

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Quality, Comfort, Color

INSPIRATIONS: My wife, my kids and to be the best husband and father one can be

MUSIC: I like all genres of music. Pick one? Classic rock

BOOKS: Sports Illustrated; Dr. Suess

MOVIES/TV: Rudy, Tombstone, Reservoir Dogs, Modern Family, SVU and Pawn Stars!

PLAYTIME: Football, golf, baseball, grilling and travel

SURPRISE: I have a hat issue


Dennis Leonard

DENNIS LEONARD: Marketing, magic maker

HOMELAND: New York

EYEWEAR PHILOSOPHY: Comfort , quality, color

INSPIRATIONS: My children, my wife, and art

MUSIC: All genres

BOOKS: Willy Wonka (does this reflect my maturity level or reading leve?)

MOVIES/TV: Exit Through the Gift Shop, Beautiful Loosers

PLAYTIME: I'm in marketing–we're always playing

SURPRISE: (I'm really an artist hiding in the marketing department)